Which Way World

Which Way World is the kind of debut album that only seasoned musicians can produce. Featuring the stellar contributions of Tim Carbone - violin, vocals, Jeff Miller - guitar, mandolin, vocals, Phil Ferlino - keyboards, Keith Moseley - bass and Jason Hann - percussion, the Americana-tinged music on Which Way World is full and free-wheeling offering exceptional chops that never overshadow the stand-out songwriting. The Contribution released Which Way World on March 30th, 2010 (SCI Fidelity Records) the album is available digitally everywhere and on CD (the disc includes bonus DVD shot during the recording process.)

How we Formed

It was at Hornings Hideout in 2005 that Jeff Miller, Phil Ferlino and Tim Carbone came upon the “brilliant” idea of making a record together. "It was a magical night and as the stars came out in our minds we took the first steps on the path that led to the creation of “Which Way World”. We were many days lost in creativity beneath the mighty redwoods and emerged into the California sunshine with ten songs sown together with the threads spun from our common love of the music and spirit of our friendship. In a twist of poetic irony we were able to secure the incredible talents of our good friends Keith Moseley and Jason Hann to be our rhythm section, the String Cheese Incident being the reason we were all at Hornings in the first place those four years ago!" The band went on to include Sheryl Renee and Matt Butler and are now recording their second studio album.

Our Future

The Contribution has begin recording our second studio album at TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA. We plan on doing more recording this fall.

The Banda supergroup collective

Tim Carbone

• Railroad Earth

Tim Carbone - New Jersey’s Tim Carbone is best known as a member of Railroad Earth. For The Contribution, Carbone lends his mood-altering violin work, as evident on the upbeat country-ish song “Steady Ride,” and his voice blends perfectly with Miller’s on such songs as “Samsara.”

Jeff Miller

• New Monsoon

Jeff Miller - As a member of the San Francisco-based New Monsoon, Miller has issued seven studio albums since 2001. Miller’s penchant for alternating between guitar and mandolin, and his smooth vocals, are highlighted throughout Which Way World’, including the album’s first track, “Come Around.”

Phil Ferlino

• New Monsoon

Phil Ferlino - Phil Ferlino is also a member of San Francisco’s New Monsoon. Handling all things keyboard-related, Ferlino’s playing in The Contribution reflects whatever the song calls for - as evidenced by such standouts as “Time Was Only Yesterday” (which contains organ playing reminiscent of The Band’s classic material) and “Wind Me Up” (which puts Ferlino’s stately piano lines up-front).

Keith Moseley

• String Cheese Incident

Keith Moseley - Moseley’s two-decade music career has been spent largely as bassist with The String Cheese Incident. In addition to his work with SCI and now, The Contribution, Moseley has played and recorded with multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams, including the 2006 live tribute to the Grateful Dead, Rex (Live at the Fillmore).  

Sheryl Renee

• The Black Swan Singers

Sheryl Renee - Sheryl Renee is a 2nd generation pro-entertainer & entrepreneur whose diverse career choices keep her sharp. With her three octave range, extensive repertoire and natural vibe with the audience, she fronts her own band and while sharing the stage with others. She sings Jazz, R& B, Pop, Gospel, Rock, Bluegrass/jam. Sheryl is also an actress, session vocalist, producer, playwright (who has written and staged 3 shows), Child Safety Advocate, Mother & grandma. Career highlights have been singing the National Anthem for President Obama, work with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, her Salute to the Legends series and with her group The Black Swan Singers, backing up top named music acts.

Matt Butler

• Everyone Orchestra

Matt Butler - is the drummer, founder and conductor of The Everyone Orchestra, a revolving collective of all-star musicians who come together for benefit fundraisers, festivals and short tours. Butler conducts these often large ensembles using dry erase boards, expressive body movements and traditional conducting techniques. He also engages the audience to participate in the jams by conducting them to sing, make sound effects and generally interact with the Orchestra. The end result is an interactive, improvisational, musical experience that is difficult to compare or categorize but undeniably fun.?

Jason Hann

Jason Hann - (Former member of The Contribution) Jason Hann joined The String Cheese Incident in 2004 as the band’s percussionist. Hann is extremely well-versed at his craft, having studied music in such exotic countries as Ghana, Haiti, and Korea. In addition to SCI, Hann has played with a slew of renowned musicians (such as R&B legend Isaac Hayes), has released his own solo album (2005’s ‘Rhythmsphere Vol. 1 - Djembe Furia’), and is a member of the electronic/experimental project, EOTO, with SCI band mate Michael Travis.

Which Way WorldOur Studio Album

Which Way World – Special Edition CD/DVD release by supergroup collective The Contribution – is the kind of debut album that only seasoned musicians can produce. Featuring the stellar contributions of Tim Carbone – violin, vocals (Railroad Earth), Jeff Miller – guitar, mandolin, vocals (New Monsoon), Phil Ferlino – keyboards, vocals (New Monsoon), Keith Moseley – bassist (The String Cheese Incident) and Jason Hann – percussion (The String Cheese Incident), the Americana-tinged music on Which Way World is full and free-wheeling, offering exceptional chops that never overshadow the stand-out songwriting.

Track Listing:
1. Come Around
2. Time Was Only Yesterday
3. Fear of Nothing
4. Which Way World
5. Samsara
6. Not This Time
7. Steady Ride
8. Wind Me Up
9. Better Days
10. Year of Jubilee
DVD: The Making of Which Way World

Special Limited Edition CD/DVD: This $20.00 physical CD package includes a Bonus 74min DVD filmed during the making of the record.
©2010 SCI Fidelity Records

Digital Downloads: iTunesnugs.netAmazonRhapsody • Which Way World Digital Booklet
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